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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT PMO, Program & Portfolio Management

Wimmer

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens

Strategies to help IT effectively manage technology portfolios

June 21-22, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

14 CPE / 1.4 CEU / CISSP / 14 PDU Credits Awarded

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Conference Price: $799.00 per person

Bios

IT PMO, Program & Portfolio Management Conference Focus

  • Real world experiences from your fellow practitioners

  • Best Practices (e.g. PMBOK vs. ITIL) and Tools neutral

  • Portfolios – Infrastructure, Application, Service, Discretionary

  • Activities

    • Strategy - Business Drivers, Financial Budgeting

    • Demand Management - Ideation, Work Request Processing including Estimation/Cost Benefit/Approval/Scoring

    • Supply/Capacity Management - People, Technical, Dependency and the related Sourcing Strategies

    • Optimization - Trade Off Analysis, Selection, Scheduling

    • Delivery Management – Incident & Problem, Service Catalog, Project, Program, Release
      Reporting

    • Governance

 

Overview

IT departments are facing greater pressure to make sure their technology portfolios deliver desired results. An established portfolio management framework is a key enabler to achieving results and contributing value to the extended enterprise.

In this two day conference attendees will learn how they may need to tweak their approach given current company challenges.

Early Confirmed Speakers from IT Departments Include:

Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank

Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing

Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing

Alyce Reopelle, PMO Consultant, NTT Data

Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM

Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO, Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Roche Diagnostics, North America

Nicole Bergen, IT PMO Manager, Walgreens

Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Ross Pallan, Business Relationship Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

Marisue Fasick, Vice President, Enterprise Project Management, Trustmark Companies














Conference Schedule

 

  Day1 Day2


Track A Track B
9:00-10:00am Building an Effective Strategic Roadmap
Jennifer Scarlato, PPM Solutions Architect, Rego Consulting
9:00-10:00am PMO Leadership with Emotional Intelligence to Support PPM Practices
Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Roche Diagnostics, North America

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?
Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break 10:00-10:15am Networking Break
10:30-11:30am Demand Better! The Importance of Frictionless Demand in a Lightspeed Enterprise.
Jeannine McConnell, Senior Executive Transformation Strategist, Service Now
Ross Pallan, Business Relationship Manager, Argonne National Laboratory
10:15-11:15am Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management
Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank
IT Project Prioritization Development Model
Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners
11:30am-12:30pm Rescuing Your Organization’s Strategy
Laura Dribin, President/CEO, Peritius Consulting
11:15-12:15pm The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning
Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing
IT PMO Reporting
Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM
12:30-1:30pm Lunch 12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Steps to Make Portfolio Management a Business Process
Mark Buchynski, Director, Business Transformation, Centric Consulting
Marisue Fasick, Vice President, Enterprise Project Management, Trustmark Companies
1:15-2:15pm PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization
Alyce Reopelle, Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data
Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study
Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Nicole Bergen, IT PMO Manager, Walgreens
2:30-3:00pm Refreshment Break 2:15-3:15pm IT Financial Management Strategies
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P 
3:00-4:00pm Rethinking Risk – Conversations Your Delivery Teams Are Not Having
Greg Gardner, Principal & Owner, PointB
4:00-5:00pm The Emerging WMO: Rewiring for Today’s Enterprise
Linda Roach, Solutions Marketing Manager, Planview
3:15-4:15pm Open Networking

 

Conference Program Details

 

Day 1: June 21st

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Scarlato

9:00am-10:00am

Building an Effective Strategic Roadmap

Jennifer Scarlato, PPM Solutions Architect, Rego Consulting

We have found that one of the keys to long term success within PPM is to have a living strategic roadmap. An organization must have a vision of where they want to be and must keep moving forward. This session will review the key elements needed to create an effective roadmap that can drive increased maturity and excitement within your organization.












10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

10:30am-11:30am

McConnell

Pallan

Demand Better! The Importance of Frictionless Demand in a Lightspeed Enterprise.

Jeannine McConnell, Senior Executive Transformation Strategist, Service Now
Ross Pallan, Business Relationship Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

IT Organizations are continuously being challenged to deliver innovation while controlling costs and risk. Complicating this is an unmanageable inventory of tools, processes and data stores. Additionally, working in silos, where project management is an island, rather than a conduit, adds friction and lack of continuity.

The implication of this is:

  • No clear connection to the voice of the customer
  • Inability to focus scare resources and spend in alignment with strategy
  • And failure to deliver at the speed of business.

We challenge you to consider ways to demand better! In this session we will look at a paradigm where demand -> deploy is a single thread, collaboration, communication and alignment with strategy is paramount, and value frameworks help support the evolution of the lightspeed enterprise!












Dribin

11:30am-12:30pm

Rescuing Your Organization’s Strategy

Laura Dribin, President/CEO, Peritius Consulting 

A corporate strategy can only be as successful as the projects created to execute it. What do you do when your projects don’t align to the strategy. What happens when your key initiatives are derailed or fall off the track? More importantly, how do you prevent it? This presentation will provide the audience with a process to maintain and monitor the alignment of your projects to your overall corporate strategy as well some more tactical ways to diagnose and turnaround failing projects.











 

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Buchynski

Fasick

1:30pm-2:30pm

Steps to Make Portfolio Management a Business Process

Mark Buchynski, Director, Business Transformation, Centric Consulting
Marisue Fasick, Vice President, Enterprise Project Management, Trustmark Companies
















2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Gardner

3:00pm-4:00pm

Rethinking Risk – Conversations Your Delivery Teams Are Not Having

Greg Gardner, Principal & Owner, PointB

While complex efforts fail for predictable reasons, the warning signs are not always obvious—especially when complexity and speed increase. During this interactive and engaging presentation, we’ll share some of the methods honed in the trenches helping organizations identify and mitigate program and project execution risks. The discussion will include practical examples and tools to change the ongoing risk conversation in your PMO with techniques that you can immediately apply in your most complex efforts.











4:00pm-5:00pm

Roach

The Emerging WMO: Rewiring for Today’s Enterprise

Linda Roach, Solutions Marketing Manager, Planview 

Getting work done: it drives our business. Some work is structured projects, most is unstructured, outside the PMO’s domain. This talk will reveal steps to rewire and become a champion for efficiency across the full spectrum of work. Make the move from PMO to WMO – the Work Management Office.










Day 2: June 22nd: Break Out Sessions with Facilitators

 

Day 2 will have two concurrent sessions running in separate rooms.

Track A Track B
9:00-10:00am PMO Leadership with Emotional Intelligence to Support PPM Practices
Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Roche Diagnostics, North America

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?
Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

10:00-10:15am Networking Break
10:15-11:15am Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management
Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank
IT Project Prioritization Development Model
Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners
11:15-12:15pm The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning
Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing
IT PMO Reporting
Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization
Alyce Reopelle, Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data
Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study
Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Nicole Bergen, IT PMO Manager, Walgreens
2:15-3:15pm IT Financial Management Strategies
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P 
3:15-4:15pm Open Networking

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am A

Saint

PMO Leadership with Emotional Intelligence to Support PPM Practices

Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Roche Diagnostics, North America

Although good Project Managers are adept at the "hard skills", such as defining scope, creating project plans, tracking costs, and delivering results -- the most effective Project Managers also excel when leading with strong "people skills." These skills focus on building teams with trusted leadership, communications, and high “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ).

In this session, learn about the definition and how to apply EQ to further develop Project Leaders with critical "success skills" in your PMO – and to drive positive stakeholder management and maturity within your project portfolio management practices...














9:00am-10:00am B

Smith

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?

Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

Typically, the best PMO structure for a company matches its culture and approach. With Baird's unique corporate culture and emphasis on self-directed agile teams, we've found that a strong project management community of practice (CoP) can successfully execute many PMO functions. This presentation will discuss:

  • The pros and cons of this approach,
  • How Baird’s augmented our project management CoP to handle demand and resource planning, and
  • Lessons learned that could apply to more traditional PMOs.










10:00am -10:15am - Refreshment Break

Manhardt

10:15am-11:15am A

Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management

Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank

Implementing project management tools in a resource constrained environment is essential for Project & Portfolio Management success. So how do you ensure successful resource management? Simple, have a plan, and leverage best practices. Following the resource management life cycle in this session will give you the head start you need to gain control over your resources!

Employees are the most valuable asset and the biggest expense for most organizations. Any organization that fails to manage their resources to ensure that sufficient capacity is available, and that they are being assigned and managed efficiently, risks losing control of its project and work costs and having its business activities seriously constrained. The ability to deploy employees effectively against often conflicting projects and other work priorities enables organizations to optimize their return on human resource investments. In order to maximize both task throughput and company morale, resource and project managers need an efficient system to place the appropriate staff on the right teams at the right time.









10:15am-11:15am B

Inman

IT Project Prioritization Development Model

Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding which projects to execute and in what order those projects should be started within the Project Management Office. This paper provides two models for use when scoring and selecting projects. The first model addresses projects within an IT portfolio and the second model is better suited to the Engineering project portfolio.

Each project is considered a top priority by the requesting business unit when viewed as a single project. However, when the PMO services more than one business unit, the struggle becomes more charged to fairly assess the value of the project to the organization and the potential risk of the project.

The scoring and prioritization methods presented within this paper are easily customized to create a standardized approach for fair selection of projects within an industry, PMO, and business unit. The model produces a score that can be plotted on an investor map using the associated risk and value scores. The organization’s strategic goals and risk tolerance levels are factors of the scoring model that allow balancing the portfolio between high/low value and high/low risk.

This presentation will include the full lifecycle of project selection from construction and deployment of the model, scoring the projects, balancing the portfolio, and governance of the project pipeline throughout the year.













11:15am-12:15pm A

Scher

Mallett

The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing

This presentation will take you through our journey implementing Capacity Planning to manage our project Portfolio. Starting to capacity plan your IT Project Portfolio may seem overwhelming. We will provide tips and share best practices that we have discovered and leveraged along the way. What worked and what didn’t. How did we get buy-in from management? What are the critical success factors and how did we measure success? What can you do to hit the ground running when you begin to Capacity plan?











11:15am-12:15pm B

Shah

IT PMO Reporting

Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM 

As Project Managers, we all have gone through the strain of balancing Resource, Budget and Time constraints. If we manage all three well, we say our Project is successful. Is that the right conclusion or is there something more to just managing the three constraints? What basic metrics should be used to measure the success of any project? This presentation will talk about Project Metrics and Governance with real life examples and case studies. This will be an interactive session which will shed light on building Project Metrics for strategic and successful outcomes.











12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

1:15pm-2:15pm A

Reopelle

PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization

Alyce Reopelle, Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data

If you have ever wondered why the PMO in your organization is not functioning as expected, you are not alone. With over 21 years in project management and the past several years focused on implementing and growing PMOs, I found that some of the most important steps are almost always missed, and usually short-cutted. Demystifying the concept that a PMO is only for traditional frameworks, and the steps on how to successful implement a new PMO, or grow an existing one is the focus of this presentation. Whether your organization uses a traditional framework such as PMI, or an agile framework such as extreme programming or scrum, al of these can be part of a central PMO.










1:15pm-2:15pm B

Snyder

Bergen

Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study

Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance 
Nicole Bergen, IT PMO Manager, Walgreens

Are you working on rolling out Resource Management in your organization? Decision around where resource decision making goes is critical. Should the Resource Management maintenance and decision making be centralized, decentralized or Mixed. This will be a walkthrough of my time at Constellation Brands when we walked through all three models, and a review of best practices in making the final model successful. Additionally, will walk through key best practices and some mistakes made along the way and how they were addressed.











Sumar

2:15pm-3:15pm

IT Financial Management Strategies

Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P 


















 


 

 


Conference Price: $799.00 per person

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Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 14 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 1.4 CEUs and 14 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.

 

Exhibits

 

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.